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I buy established, good companies with strong management, solid balance sheets, free cash flow, growing earnings, and increasing dividends. This is a long strategy, which buys value situations, combining the fundamentals of Growth at a Reasonable Price, with Dividend Growth Investing. This style... More
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  • Real Time Stock Futures
    Very helpful site for after-hours trending:

    http://www.sgxniftydowfutureslive.com/index_files/DOWFUTURES.htm


    Bloomberg Futures:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/futures/

    Aug 10 12:43 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Stupid Cheap Blue Chips
    I think they will only get cheaper, but putting them here when the time is right:

    CB(8) - higher net worth customers who are less affected by Recession
    INTC(10) - brick and mortar of this century
    MSFT(10) - ridiculous cash flow and margins
    RTN (8) - Manager Leon Panetta's Debt Ceiling Defense Cut Special

    Bonus Euro Panic Edition:

    BBL/BHP (11) - feeds Chinese growth engine with commodities, Aussie Dollars
    STO (6) - blue light special sleeper oil pickup, Norwegian Kroner
    VOD (11) - special Verizon wireless dividend coming soon, get it while it lasts
    Tags: CB, INTC, MSFT, RTN, BBL, STO, VOD
    Aug 05 2:18 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Investing 101 Primer by Cramer

    Here is a great introductory video by Cramer, and while I'm not a regular viewer of his show, this is a SOLID video regarding market fundamentals, sector rotation, the difference between secular and cylical stocks, cash flow vs. earnings.

    Value vs. Growth, GARP, P/E, PEG, value traps, trading vs. investing, 

    Cramer notes how industry advertising is designed to make us think that we can't beat the market and are dependent on pros to manage our money. As we all know, this simply isn't true:


    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000031694

    Jul 10 9:10 PM | Link | Comment!
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